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Article of Peace from the 1764 Treaty of Niagara (copy) Article of Peace from the 1764 Treaty of Niagara (copy)

Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Niagara Historical Society & Museum

This copy of an article of peace was negotiated between the Hurons of Detroit and Sir William Johnson, superintendent of Indian Affairs, at Fort Niagara on July 18, 1764. When the Treaty of Niagara was being negotiated, Johnson held several mini-councils with the various nations. Johnson negotiated concessions and pledges of loyalty with approximately 24 indigenous groups. Once the agreements were made and wampum belts exchanged, Johnson presented the large Covenant Chain belt to the Western Lakes Confederacy, who had an encampment on the west side of the Niagara River (present day Niagara-on-the-Lake).

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